Aleksandr Lukashenko makes promotions to higher military and special ranks

    On 8 February President of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko signed decrees on promoting Police Colonel Alexander Barsukov and Police Colonel Nikolai Melchenko to the special ranks of major generals of the police, promoting Colonel Oleg Dvigalev and Colonel Igor Lotenkov to the military ranks of major generals and promoting Colonel of the Interior Service Gennady Lasuta to the special rank of major general of the internal service.